019/7504/RA - Qualified Children's Social Worker
£28,485 - £35,444

Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE) Grade G (£29,055 to £31,401) Social Worker Grade H (£32,233 to £36,153)

Best Practice takes the Best Social Workers: That's why we are committed to keep caseloads low and development opportunities high, so you can achieve outstanding results for children and young people.

You will experience low vacancy rates and an exceptionally stable management group which we think reflects our performance as an employer.

We are committed to delivering and maintaining manageable fieldwork caseloads. This will allow you to focus more time on individual cases and be more involved in delivering a higher level of service.

You can expect to have your learning prioritised. We have maintained a budget for career development and career progression.  We have an outstanding Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. We also have an extensive development offer to allow experienced practitioners to progress their careers and to meet the Government’s vision for national accreditation of all statutory social workers by 2020.

You will receive a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement. We are also willing to discuss a variety of options in terms of flexible working, including fixed term contracts.

A pilot relocation package is available for posts at Grade H and I (Social Workers and Advanced Social Work Practitioners) of up to £8000 (terms and conditions apply).  (Pilot may be subject to change). 

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is a great place to live and work. Located between Dartmoor National Park, the stunning South Devon Coast and the border with Cornwall, enjoying your work life balance will be a pleasure. We are a progressive local authority with access to the latest technology, operating from a compact site in the centre of our historic city.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, are committed to continuous professional development and are a qualified or soon to be qualified social worker, we would like to hear from you.

We have a rolling programme for shortlisting and interviewing directly related to this advertisement.  Shortlisting will take place on the second Tuesday and interviews on the fourth Tuesday of every month. With this in mind, please ensure your application is submitted by midnight on the second Monday of the month.

Other interview dates are possible by mutual negotiation after discussion with the Service Manager for Professional Development.   

Please note that we are an Equal Opportunities Employer. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check and successful registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

If you are interested in finding out more details, please contact our Social Work Recruitment and Development Manager. E mail: SWChildren.Staffing@plymouth.gov.uk or telephone: 01752 306886  / 01752 306753 or visit:

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/qualifiedchildrenssocialworkervacancies

Alternatively you may contact Recruitment directly on recruit@plymouth.gov.uk

  • Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE) Grade G (£29,055 to £31,401). All newly qualified workers will be enrolled on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, under the terms of the Government’s National Guidance, relevant to their starting date. As we operate an innovative rolling programme of recruitment and development, you can apply for NQSW positions at any point in the year up to two years after your qualification date.
  • Social Worker Grade H (£32,233 to £36,153)

The role profiles for the career grades are available here:

NQSW/Social Worker/Advanced Practitioner - role profile
  

Vacancy Description
Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE) Grade G (£29,055 to £31,401) Social Worker Grade H (£32,233 to £36,153)
 

Best Practice takes the Best Social Workers: That's why we are committed to keep caseloads low and development opportunities high, so you can achieve outstanding results for children and young people.

You will experience low vacancy rates and an exceptionally stable management group which we think reflects our performance as an employer.

We are committed to delivering and maintaining manageable fieldwork caseloads. This will allow you to focus more time on individual cases and be more involved in delivering a higher level of service.

You can expect to have your learning prioritised. We have maintained a budget for career development and career progression.  We have an outstanding Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. We also have an extensive development offer to allow experienced practitioners to progress their careers and to meet the Government’s vision for national accreditation of all statutory social workers by 2020.

You will receive a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement. We are also willing to discuss a variety of options in terms of flexible working, including fixed term contracts.

A pilot relocation package is available for posts at Grade H and I (Social Workers and Advanced Social Work Practitioners) of up to £8000 (terms and conditions apply).  (Pilot may be subject to change). 

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is a great place to live and work. Located between Dartmoor National Park, the stunning South Devon Coast and the border with Cornwall, enjoying your work life balance will be a pleasure. We are a progressive local authority with access to the latest technology, operating from a compact site in the centre of our historic city.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families, are committed to continuous professional development and are a qualified or soon to be qualified social worker, we would like to hear from you.

We have a rolling programme for shortlisting and interviewing directly related to this advertisement.  Shortlisting will take place on the second Tuesday and interviews on the fourth Tuesday of every month. With this in mind, please ensure your application is submitted by midnight on the second Monday of the month.

Other interview dates are possible by mutual negotiation after discussion with the Service Manager for Professional Development.   

Please note that we are an Equal Opportunities Employer. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check and successful registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

If you are interested in finding out more details, please contact our Social Work Recruitment and Development Manager. E mail: SWChildren.Staffing@plymouth.gov.uk or telephone: 01752 306886  / 01752 306753 or visit:

https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/qualifiedchildrenssocialworkervacancies

Alternatively you may contact Recruitment directly on recruit@plymouth.gov.uk

  • Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE) Grade G (£29,055 to £31,401). All newly qualified workers will be enrolled on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment, under the terms of the Government’s National Guidance, relevant to their starting date. As we operate an innovative rolling programme of recruitment and development, you can apply for NQSW positions at any point in the year up to two years after your qualification date.
  • Social Worker Grade H (£32,233 to £36,153)

The role profiles for the career grades are available here:

NQSW/Social Worker/Advanced Practitioner - role profile